Protection considerations in the law of naval warfare: The Second Geneva Convention and the role of the ICRC

25 September 2017 Peter Maurer

Speech given by ICRC President Peter Maurer on the occasion of the launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention on 4 May 2017.

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Peter Maurer

Peter Maurer
President of the ICRC

Peter Maurer has been President of the ICRC since 1 July 2012. In this position, his priorities include strengthening humanitarian diplomacy, engaging States and other actors for the respect of international humanitarian law, and improving the humanitarian response through innovation and new partnerships. He has led the organization through a historic budget increase to meet the growing needs of victims of armed conflict, from 1.1 bn CHF in 2011 to over 1.6 bn CHF in 2015. He previously served as secretary of State of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs and ambassador of Switzerland to the UN in New York.